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Samurai Blue Sushi & Sake Bar

#134 of 1,930 Restaurants in Tampa
#142 of 2,162 Places to Eat in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Historic Ybor
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1600 E 8th Ave Ste C208, Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 242-6688
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding

Outstanding best sushi ever. I was in town for a business and wanted sushi I stumbled upon this place and WOW it was an amazing find. I am considering flying back just to eat here again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Brandon B
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Outstanding best sushi ever. I was in town for a business and wanted sushi I stumbled upon this place and WOW it was an amazing find. I am considering flying back just to eat here again.

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Thank Brandon B
Seffner, United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When in the area I Always love eating sushi at Samurai Blue! Always crowed so expect to wait....but well worth it!

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Thank Terry C
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been coming here for years, and this place is a very cool spot. The service is always good, the sushi great! From the tempura to the hand rolls, the quality is spot on.

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Thank Pumba91
Wesley Chapel, Florida, United States
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142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Treated my husband to lunch at our 2nd favorite sushi spot and we were nothing short of pleased. We always enjoy delicious rolls when we visit and excellent service. Thanks Matt for the Anniversary wishes.

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Thank Kameshia C
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

The food was good but the service was terrible. Took 45 minutes just to get our drinks and over an hour before we seen the first sushi roll. Also when we asked our waiter for a fork, he said that we would have to wait because they were out of them. Not the best experience but the food was good.

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Thank Jack P
Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Good price, but quality was lacking because of so many technical mistakes. Had yakitori skewers and agedashi tofu as starters and both were not warm enough when served. The sushi was bad. They had preprepared seewead with rice which had made the seewead soft. The rice was chilled (worst thing u can do to sushi rice) leaving no taste from... More 

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Thank Yihuan11
Tampa, Florida
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

this place has a great vibe and the sushi chefs really do a great job here. try going when it's not busy as the food is of better quality. this place gets busy being one of the prime ybor dining spots

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Thank Rubixcubed80
Davidson, North Carolina
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a good friend who used to be a local. The sushi is out of this world!! I wish we were going to be in town longer (we are leaving the day after tomorrow to head back home) so I could enjoy this place again. 5 stars!!!

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Thank iteachrt
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This place wasn't great, but the fish was fresh. Just about every sushi roll contained imitation crab or spicy tuna.

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Thank Michael J
Tampa, Florida
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

My wife and I went recently, and had an assortment of sushi rolls, and they were outstanding. The service and the atmosphere made it a great experience. We will definitely be back!

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Thank BogeyGolf2015

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1600 E 8th Ave Ste C208, Tampa, FL 33605
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa>  > Historic Ybor
  • Neighborhood: Historic Ybor
  • Phone Number: (813) 242-6688

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?